Why Scotland Has a Reputation for Making Potent, Political Pop
This summer, a major exhibition and the annual Edinburgh International Festival has said as much – but how much truth is there to that idea?
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Stream of the Crop: 4 New Albums for Heavy Rotation
New albums from LCD Soundsystem, Mogwai, and Chief Keef top this week's list.
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Primavera Kept the Magic of the Secret Show Alive
Done right, news of surprise sets catches like wildfire that can melt even the most cynical heart.
Mogwai Return with “Coolverine,” Announce New Album ‘Every Country’s Sun’
The band's ninth LP is out September 1.
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Watch Minor Victories' Pensive New Video for "Give Up The Ghost"
Their full-length Orchestral Variations is out November 25.
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Xander Harris' New Single Explores the Disco's Darker Corners
"Buckle Bunny" comes in advance of his new LP 'California Chrome,' out September 23 on Rock Action.
Minor Victories Are Not a Supergroup, Just a Great Band
Made up of members from Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors, Minor Victories create rock that makes you feel as if you're starring in a vast, emotional epic. We talked to Slowdive's Rachel Cromwell.
Korean Experimental Post-Rock Trio Jambinai Makes New Music with an Old Soul
The Seoul quintet blends Korean traditional music with noise, experimental rock, metal and hardcore—and loves Black Sabbath.
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb: Mogwai Creates the Soundtrack to Hiroshima
Multi-instrumentalist Barry Burns talks about scoring the new atom bomb documentary 'Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise.'
No Cats Were Harmed in the Making of Minor Victories' Video for “Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)”
This indie supergroup which includes members of Slowdive, Editors, and Mogwai, throw in someone from The Twilight Sad on this track too. Plus: cats with laser eyes.
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Trip into a Dark Sci-Fi World in ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ [Premiere]
Filmmaker Craig Murray turns Ghost Against Ghost’s ethereal EP into a dark fantasy of fluid forms, fabric, and fantasia.
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Max Richter's Been Given a Hellish Reworking by Scottish Post-Rock Gods Mogwai
You won't be sleeping with this one...